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Ancient Ship Emerges In Italy

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An 11-meter section of an ancient ship has emerged from the ground at the Roman port of Ostia in Italy.  With this new discovery, Italian politician Giancarlo Galan and archaeologists believe this will make experts think about the exact location of the port where the Roman Empire’s biggest fleet was stationed.

 

“This great result tells us a lot of things about the ancient coastline and what was happening about 2,000 years ago,” said Galan.

 

Since a major road bridge is being rebuilt, Archaeologists say they were expecting to find something in the area and have launched a program called “preventative archaeology.”  Site director Paola Germoni explained that this type of work “enables us to combine the demands of conservation of ancient artifacts with the needs of the general public.”

 

See the full article from ANSA.